Why the CIA Tweeted in Russian Thursday - East Idaho News

Why the CIA Tweeted in Russian Thursday

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Getty 011515 CIA?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1421355511796Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Central Intelligence Agency sent out a tweet Thursday that was written in Russian, but rest assured, the nation’s top spy agency wasn’t hacked.



The tweet above is a quote from Russian novelist Boris Pasternak, who wrote Doctor Zhivago.

“I wrote the novel in order for it to be published and read, and it remains my only desire,” the quote translates in English.

It seems the CIA was having a “Throwback Thursday” moment with the quote and, in subsequent tweets, explained the story of how the agency helped smuggle books, including Doctor Zhivago, into the Soviet Bloc.





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